Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin made headlines after they won a case against County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the United States Court of Appeal.
It all started when these two fellows stumbled on vital information about the mischievous dealings of the County and some grand jury proceedings to bury the matter so as to save him from facing the wrath of the law. Lacey and Larkin, being human right advocates, reported the matter to appropriate authorities.
The County responded by organizing men to bundle them out of their homes at mid-night. Both men decided to take the case to the United States Court of Appeal with a request of $3.75 for the maltreatments they suffered. The court’s judgment turned out in favor of these daring human right advocates. The County was mandated to pay the $3.75.
Lacey and Larkin silenced critics when they pledge the said money to assisting migrants’ right organizations across Arizona. Those who thought that they were only interested in pocketing the fat sum of money had to do a rethink.
By dedicating the money to fighting human right abuses, Lacey and Larkin demonstrated to the world that their main goal is not in amassing wealth but in seeing people live in liberty. Both men have been working together for long; together, they set up Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times.
It is good for NAACP’s members to applause these noble men; both deserve all the accolades, but it should not stop there. The most important of all is the exemplary characters displayed. Lacey and Larkin believe that culprits of human right abuses most be brought to book. To both men, any attempt to let them off the hook will encourage many others to abuse the rights of their fellow human being. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
Only by making culprits suffer punishment for the wrongs they do can others be deterred from perpetrating such nefarious acts. This mindset prompted them to blow open the misdemeanors of the County and eventually sued him to court.
In the same vein, NAACP’s members should not allow any discrimination on grounds of skin color go unheard. It should be brought to the attention of the public and efforts must be made to prosecute offenders.
Cases of victimizations and discriminations against color people keep surfacing by the day. There is hardly any aspect of human endeavors where these race-based discriminations are not obvious.
Men and women who believe in the equality of all persons, skin color notwithstanding, must call for a stop to these. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) provides a platform for fighting this race-base menaces.